Slovenia Elects First Female President In A Run-off Election.
- Her rival in the elections, Logar has conceded defeat.
Slovenia’s run-off elections had produced its first female President who is a Liberal rights advocate, Natasa Pirc Musar.
She won after a run-off to become Slovenia’s first female head of state.
Her rival in the elections, Logar has conceded defeat and said he hopes Pirc Musar “will carry out all the promises” that she made during the campaign.
Pirc Musar, 54, will be the first woman to serve as president since Slovenia became independent. Slovenia became a country following the breakup of former Yugoslavia in 1991.
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Musar has said she will seek to bridge the deep left-right divide in the Alpine nation of two million.
Pirc Musar led Slovenia’s conservative former Foreign Minister Anze Logar by 54 percent to 46 percent.
Speaking after the electoral victory, Musar said, “My first task will be to open a dialogue among all Slovenians,”
“In the democratic election, Slovenians have shown what kind of a country they want.”
“All my life I’ve advocated the same values: democracy, human rights, tolerance. It’s time to stop dealing with the past. Many things have to be done in the future,” she declared.
President Pirc Musar is a prominent lawyer in Slovenia.
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